Friday, 1 May 2009
Ripple crochet and sewing panels
I have always loved sewing panels, maybe because it takes me back to childhood. Look at this beauty I just came across - I'd thought to frame it, but I think I'm tempted to actually make it up into a cushion.
I just love it, probably more than the last one I acquired (which I think I showed you - it was a rose one). The problem is, I never actually want to cut into the fabric panels I find... it feels wrong somehow. LOL.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful support for the blogshop - I've discovered I love commissions... I've just sent this one out...
which has a crochet flower on a padded flower motif.
Pictures of my other one coming soon....
If you have something in mind, do email via the shop and let me know.
I finally got rippling, using the fabulous Attic24's tute. It was so much fun, and I'm well on the way to getting my first cushion completed. She makes everything so easy to follow, and rippling is also quick - I find I prefer crochet to knitting for that reason alone. I'm always too impatient for the time it takes me to knit. I love the way Attic24 has pushed rippling through blogland... I'm seeing it all over, and it always looks so pretty. Thank you to her.
I had such a lovely time this morning. I'd popped into a local friend with a pile of gifts (another thank you - lots going on today!). I then had to pop to the Post Office, and found this (and other goodies) in the nearby charity shop. Now, I knew I loved it and had to get it... but my first thought was 'yay, it's Cath Kidston'.
Of course it's not, but it's another label I like just as much. Any guesses? I'm going to use it to make something... not sure what yet, but the fabric is just so yum.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend all. We've got lots planned, and it sounds as if the weather will be on our side this time. Remember all those wet bank holidays. Kicking off with sleepovers tonight and a picnic tomorrow. I can't wait!